Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Pages 12-34 Abstract
* Elli tells of her life in Somorja in the summer of 1943. She lives with her brother (Bubi), her mother (Laura), and her father.
* The family is Jewish and is facing tough living conditions because of the Hungarian police.
Pages 35 through 70 Abstract
* Elli feels that her...
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